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Anti-semitism Has No Logical Connection with Fascism, Says George Bernard Shaw

July 27, 1943
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Anti-Semitism was defined today by George Bernard Shaw as “hatred of the lazy, ignorant, fat-headed Gentile for the pertinacious Jew who, schooled by adversity to use his brains to the utmost, outdoes him in business.”

In a statement issued by him in connection with his 87th birthday today, the Irish wit and playwright, commenting on the state of the world, also said that “anti-Semitic propaganda has no logical connection with Fascism, which is simply state-aided capitalism instead of ‘Laissez-Faire.'”

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